At Smith Chiropractic, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different services we offer in our West County office.
We provide spinal correction utilizing gentle chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists. These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. The Doctors of Smith Chiropractic have years of training and experience in spinal adjustment.
Dr. Tony Friedrichs...We partner with an elite, independent physical therapy provider to consult with our patients directly in our office. To maintain the benefits you experience with your chiropractic adjustment, our therapist can perform a full examination of your condition and prescribe you customized exercises to perform in the comfort of your home. Whether your condition is due to weakness, inflexibility, muscle tension, or any combination of these, physical therapy works to apply the right mechanical stress to the proper body tissue to promote adaptation and healing. Full physical therapy services are available with a valid prescription from your medical doctor or chiropractor.
We often find it helpful to "coach" our patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most. We recognize that each patient is a whole person, and helping them reach true health and wellness is a collaborate effort between our professionals and our patients.
Scar tissue restricts the tissues from moving freely because they bind them down, and as scar tissue builds up, muscles shorten and become weaker, nerves become ensnared and tendinitis can develop due to tension on the tendons. This can lead to reduced range of motion, pain and loss of muscle strength. We utilize different myofascial release techniques including ART, Graston and A Stim to break up painful adhesions and restore proper muscle, tendon and ligament function.
Massage therapy offers a natural conservative treatment approach that relieves musculoskeletal pain for many patients. Our office provides specific massage and muscular therapy that is tailored to meet the patient's condition and injury. The benefits of massage therapy may include increasing blood circulation, reducing swelling, relaxing muscles, relieving muscle pain and spasms, and aid in recovery and range of motion.